ERIC Number: ED498764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children
Malchiodi, Cathy A., Ed.
Rich with case material and artwork samples, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Contributors include experienced practitioners of play, art, music, movement and drama therapies, bibliotherapy, and integrative therapies, who describe step-by-step strategies for working with individual children, families, and groups. The case-based format makes the book especially practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences addressed include parental loss, child abuse, accidents, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Broader approaches to promoting resilience and preventing posttraumatic problems in children at risk are also presented. Following a Foreword by Bruce D. Perry, the book divides into four sections and fifteen chapters. Section I: Creative Interventions and Children: Basics of Practice, contains: (1)Creative Interventions and Childhood Trauma (Cathy A. Malchiodi); and (2) Effective Practice with Traumatized Children: Ethics, Evidence, and Cultural Sensitivity (Cathy A. Malchiodi). Section II: Creative Interventions with Individuals, contains: (3) Expressive Therapy for Severe Maltreatment and Attachment Disorders: A Neuroscience Framework (P. Gussie Klorer); (4) Music and Grief Work with Children and Adolescents (Russell E. Hilliard); (5) Grieving in the Public Eye: Art Therapy with Children Who Lost Parents in the World Trade Center Attacks (Laura V. Loumeau-May); (6) Medical Art and Play Therapy with Accident Survivors (Elizabeth Sanders); (7) Creative Approaches to Minimize the Traumatic Impact of Bullying Behavior (Diane S. Safran and Elysa R. Safran); and (8) Trauma, Loss, and Bibliotherapy: The Healing Process of Stories (Cathy A. Malchiodi and Deanne Ginns-Gruenberg). Section III: Creative Interventions with Families and Groups, contains: (9) Creative Crisis Intervention Techniques with Children and Families (Lennis G. Echterling and Anne Stewart); (10) Working Creatively with Children and Their Families after Trauma: The Storied Life (Ann Cattanach); (11) Vanquishing Monsters: Drama Therapy for Treating Childhood Trauma in the Group Setting (Craig Haen); (12) A Group Art and Play Therapy Program for Children from Violent Homes (Cathy A. Malchiodi); and (13) Interventions for Parents of Traumatized Children (William Steele and Cathy A. Malchiodi). Section IV: Creative Intervention as Prevention, contains: (14) Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth in Traumatized Children (Cathy A. Malchiodi, William Steele, and Caelan Kuban); and (15) Ready..., Set..., R.E.L.A.X.!: Relaxation Strategies with Children and Adolescents (Roger J. Klein).
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Grief, Play Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Music Therapy, Child Abuse, Bullying, Adolescents, Ethics, Bibliotherapy, Creativity, Emotional Response, Art Therapy, Injuries, Family Violence, Personality Traits, Attachment Behavior, Children, Family Counseling, Drama, Group Therapy, Parents, Prevention, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Coping, Relaxation Training
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